2016-2017 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee (elected positions) and Chairpersons of Standing Committees. 

President: Yvonne Shindle

I am so excited to be your Meeker Elementary PTA President!! Before being elected President, I served as Vice President, Events, as the Treasurer, the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, and was on the Auction Committee. I hope to utilize my PTA experience and my professional experience, as an event manager, to help our PTA events run smoothly. I have two sons at Meeker, one in sixth grade and one in second grade. I love volunteering at school and being able to watch all of our kids grow in to amazing people. In my spare time, I craft, watch football, sub as a para educator and run a Tastefully Simple business.

Contact me at: yvonnes.321@comcast.net


Vice President, Membership: Carianne Kehm-Goins

I have served as a PTA board member for two different schools and have been volunteering in the classroom since my daughter was a three-year-old at Mt. View Co-op Preschool. My husband and I have lived in Puyallup for 14 years and have been involved in this community long before we even lived here.  My daughter is now a sixth grader, and I hope that the values of compassion, selflessness and self-worth that come from volunteering are instilled in her as she interacts with the many who volunteer in making Meeker Elementary rewarding, educational, and fun. 

Contact me at: ptameeker@yahoo.com


Vice President, Programs: Amy Schweim

I am no stranger to Meeker PTA and am happy to be back serving on the PTA board. I am mom to three amazing children – Casey (16 and a sophomore at Puyallup High School) and Jayson and Shelby who are both students here at Meeker. As a family we are proud owners of four cats and enjoy spending time together taking road trips, going to Mariners and Seahawks games, hiking, and finding new places to eat. This will be my first time serving in the capacity of VP of Programs.  

Contact me at: alschweim@aol.com


Co-Vice President, Events: Kelli Hanis

In addition to serving as the Vice President, Events for Meeker Elementary PTA, I am the mother of four children (two of whom attend Meeker) and the grandmother of two (one of whom is at Meeker). My husband, Kevin, is the ninth grade football coach at Puyallup High School (Aylen, Kalles, and Edgemont) and a teacher at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. I am currently a stay at home mom, volunteer at Meeker and my church (well, I’m ever needed), and in my spare time, I sell the most amazing 3D Fiber Lash mascara on the planet. 

Contact me at: allknames@gmail.com


Co-Vice President, Events: Roxane Loera

I have had the pleasure of being involved with Meeker PTA since 2009. I have three amazing daughters who rule my world. Emma attends Meeker and is in 5th grade. My youngest is Sophia and she attends Preschool at All Saints. Our family enjoys traveling, volunteering at school & church, playing sports and having fun. I am a Business Manager by day and a chauffeur, cook, baby sitter, first aid nurse, fashion consultant and referee the rest of the time. I love being a mom, cooking and look forward to boring days with nothing to do, which hardly ever happen when you have three kids. We also enjoy watching football together. Go Hawks! 

Contact me at: loera731@Comcast.net


Co-Secretary: Leslie Yake

I love piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. Actually, neither of those are true, but it helps me in the writing process. I have four children, and three of them attend Meeker (Riley is in Mrs. Medina's class, Cooper is in Mrs. Beck's, Ainsley is in Mrs. Power’s). The other one (Hadley) thinks she owns the place, and can often be heard terrorizing the students with her echoing screams in the halls, amusing adults and children alike with her eclectic fashion, and keeping the janitors busy with her well-placed spilled Starbucks cups. So I apologize for the disruption while I volunteer at school, but we're a package deal. Unless anyone wants to babysit....  As part of my constant quest to find inner peace, I go to the gym where I often work out, but I also sometimes just sit in the spa and read a book. I love to stay busy, cheer on my kids’ sports teams in between socializing with other parents, achieve the highest score in Glee Karoake or Just Dance 4, and date nights with my handsome husband.

Contact me at: leslieyake@gmail.com


Co-Secretary: Sarah Effrig

I am a Puyallup native with my family roots dating back to the 1930's. This is my second year as a volunteer at Meeker Elementary where I teach an after school program called Art Wizards. I have over a decade of experience in volunteering in the Puyallup community. I am part of the Tacoma Calligraphy Guild and love to write. My hobbies include exploring the sound with my husband of 11 years and my adorable son, sailing and teaching art to kids.

Contact me at: mrs.effrig@gmail.com


Treasurer: Erin Neeley

This is my second year as a board member of the Meeker Elementary PTA.  Before I was blessed to be a Stay at Home Mom, I was a Para Educator and also a Preschool teacher.  I have two children that are attending Meeker.  My son is in fourth grade and my daughter, my baby just started first grade this year.  It was a tough transition but we have adjusted.  My favorite thing to do is be present in their school for them and others.  I love to volunteer in their classes, working with my wonderful friends on the PTA and just be in the school.  In my spare time, if I have any, I love to bake, do crafts with my family, and just be with my family in general. 

Contact me at: weeneeley@gmail.com


Legislative Chairperson: David Berg

I have been a PTA member for the last 10 years. I've served as the Legislative Chairperson for Meeker Elementary PTA, the Puyallup PTA Council, Washington State PTA Region 5, and have helped to shape the Washington State PTA state legislative agenda. I'm a regular visitor to Olympia during the legislative session, and often meet with legislators from across the state outside of session. My wife and I have three sons. My oldest is a senior at Puyallup High School. My middle son is a ninth grader in the PAGE program at Kalles Junior High. My youngest is a fifth grader at Meeker. I encourage everyone to be an advocate. Let your voice be heard. 

Contact me at: dbberg@gmail.com 


Volunteer Coordinator: Sharon Hedman

I'm a junk-loving, coffee-drinking, God-fearing, sleep deprived mom of four kiddos.....loving this season of life where I get to be very involved in their lives....oh, and I have a pretty great hubby too. This is my second time serving on the Meeker PTA board of directors.  

Contact me at: sharonhedman@yahoo.com